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Harold Varmus Featured on Profiles in Science Web Site

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has an extensive selection of the papers of Harold Varmus on its Profiles in Science Web site. Dr. Varmus is the 20th notable scientist to be featured on the site.

The online exhibition features correspondence, laboratory and lecture notes, research proposals, a large selection of published research articles, and photographs. It also includes documents related to his role in leading the international committee that first proposed the name for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

In 1989, while at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Varmus won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with longtime collaborator J. Michael Bishop, for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.

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